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World Immunization Week 2016: 7 Days, 7 Ways to Improve Child Health

Amber Zeddies, Associate Communications Officer at the Gates Foundation. This week, governments, organizations and communities across the globe will come together to celebrate World Immunization Week. We’re excited to spend the week spotlighting the importance of immunization and highlighting the global push to “Close the Immunization Gap.” Throughout the next 7 days, we’ll be highlighting 7 ways to improve child health – one for each day of the week – focusing on vaccine successes, progress and opportunities to improve vaccination coverage...

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Why is routine immunisation key to ending polio?  Pakistan’s focal point on polio eradication shares her expertise.  (Source:...

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Immunisation: a powerful piece of the equality puzzle

Anuradha Gupta, DCEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance A mother and father celebrate their baby’s vaccination in Nepal. Photo: Gavi/Oscar Seykens. In 2016, girls and women are still more likely to miss out when it comes to the advances of global development: going to school, getting well paid for their work or representing their country...

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In The Gambia, vaccines work against pneumonia  New research shows just how much pneumococcal vaccines have been preventing pneumonia, sepsis and meningitis in children in The Gambia.  For more, read this...

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This week in vaccines 28th February 2016 This week the main event was the African Ministerial Conference on Immunisation, where leaders from across the continent gathered to show their commitment to the goal of vaccines of all...

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Learning From Experience in Nigeria

Leilia Dore, World Health Organization As African leaders gather at the Ministerial Conference on Immunization on 24 and 25 February, lessons learned from polio eradication are helping to strengthen routine immunization programmes across the continent....

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